Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is located in northern Virginia Beach, VA on Shore Drive. The squad is positioned near the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and the mouth of the Lynnhaven Inlet.
The department was founded in 1942 at the request of the Ocean Park Civic League to provide fire protection. The department was staffed by volunteers of the Ocean Park Men’s Club, which later became known as the Ocean Park Volunteer Fire Department. In the 1950’s a used Army field ambulance was purchased and staffed by the Ocean Park Women’s Club, allowing the department to provide fire and medical services to the community.
The firehouse became the hub of community activity. Events such as scout meetings, dance classes, civic league meetings, woman’s club meetings, parties and fund raisers were held there. It was a place where parents did not have to worry about their junior firemen. The boys loved it and would spend weekends shining up the trucks and working beside the community’s leaders helping people in crisis. It was where neighbors were caring about neighbors.
Source: Ocean Park History.
Our members carry on the tradition of volunteering within the community by providing emergency medical services to the citizen 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 days a year. In addition to providing medical services, our volunteers maintain the station and a fleet of 4 ambulances, 1 support truck and 1 support van. In the event of an emergency, they can be dispatched by dialing 9-1-1.